Three young adults have been arrested in the Raleigh area on a first-degree arson charge related to a fire in the Albany, N.Y., area in which an elderly woman died after being rescued, according to police and media reports.
A Raleigh police report said Tyler W. Smith, 24, was arrested Friday. Abby Slaga, 21, was also arrested Friday, and David Stanley, 22, on Thursday, according to Albany news reports. Officials are seeking to have them extradited to Troy, N.Y., where police say the fire was set in an apartment building on May 1.
An 82-year-old woman who suffered a heart attack was rescued from the fire, but she died three weeks later.